Souderton Podiatrist | Souderton Sesamoiditis | PA | Indian Valley Podiatry Associates |

Philip Bresnahan, DPM, FACFAS

Michelle Morrissey, DPM

Liliya Kalyan, DPM

Locations

Souderton Office:
601 East broad Street,
Suite 220, 
Souderton, PA 18964 
215-723-9688
Harleysville Office:
484 Harleysville Pike,
Suite B(Rear of building),
Harleysville, PA 19438
215-256-1060
Kulpsville Office:
1715 Sumneytown Pike,
Suite 103,
Lansdale, PA 19446
215-855-FEET(3338)

 


Sesamoiditis

 

There are often pains in the foot that can’t initially be explained. Since they are extremely frustrating, they do need to be identified and properly treated. One such ailment is called sesamoiditis. This generally refers to an inflammation of the sesamoid bones on the ball of the foot just behind the big toe.

Generally, most bones in our body are connected to each other by joints.  However, there are a few that are connected only to tendons or are embedded in muscle.  These bones are called sesamoids. Because the sesamoids protrude down, underneath the “big toe,” they give these muscles extra leverage and power.  This power allows the big toe to “push” us forward with extra force each time we take a step.  Without the sesamoids, the big toe loses some of its power and force.

Sesamoiditis can generally be identified form other foot ailments due to its gradual onset of symptoms just beneath the big toe. 

The most common symptoms include:

  • The area is tender when direct pressure is applied.
  • Mild pain occurs when walking barefoot or in thin soled shoes and worsens while running or jumping.
  • Pain is alleviated quickly with rest.
  • In later stages, constant pain is present under the sesamoids, as well as other aggravating symptoms.


Treatment options vary depending on the severity of the ailment. Visit your podiatrist to find out the best treatment for you.

 
 
 
Souderton Podiatrist Indian Valley Podiatry Associates is a poidiatry office providing Sesamoiditis, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Souderton, PA. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 18964 area and surrounding areas in Souderton